The story of WikiLeaks colleagues Julian Assange and Daniel Domscheit-Berg.
" Exhausting in a new way, the movie is a data dump devoid of drama. "
" A fairly dull thriller about a hugely influential Internet phenomenon. "
" An entertaining if inevitably unreliable current events romp. "
" It's an intellectual grappling match that leaves viewers feeling worked over, disoriented and not much the wiser. "
" As nervy and as excitable as the trade that it depicts. "
" It's not Wiki; it's just weak. "
" Director Bill Condon delivers an intelligent, dynamic, character-centered drama. "
" The Fifth Estate takes on the important 21st century question of information flow vs. privacy rights and fumbles it into a middling mishmash of techno thriller and future-of-journalism lecture. "
" It may be a bit chilly, but "The Fifth Estate" is good, scary information well-processed. "
" The first narrative film portrait of the white-blond cyber bad boy feels undercooked and overwrought, haphazardly written and overdirected. "
" "The Fifth Estate" feels unfortunately small and safe. "
" The material covered in the production's 128 minutes is not only inherently non-cinematic but not remotely "thrilling," at least in the conventional sense. "
" The movie can't quite decide what it thinks of [Assange] - or even if it should decide at all. "
" "The Fifth Estate" tries to be a cross between "The Social Network" and "Zero Dark Thirty." Only it's more like "The Sociopath Network" meets "Zero Dumb Thirty." "
" A feeble, reactionary drama. "
" The movie feels both too soon and too late; an often skillful assemblage of bits and pieces, telling a story we already know and, ultimately, letting it fade away without an ending. "
" As much it claims urgency with current events and issues, it seems out of date, even coming just three years after the real events. "
" The problem with director Bill Condon's fictionalized account of all this is that, like WikiLeaks itself, there's way too much data to sift through. "
" There is something a little too pat about this narrative, and about the more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger spirit in which it is offered. "
" Condon and his screenwriter Josh Singer don't quite know what to make of this duo, perhaps because the men didn't quite know what to make of each other, either. "
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